The Cattle Business Weekly
  • Iowa Carcass Challenge is complete
    This year, 75 steers were entered into the contest from various breeders across the state with several different breed compositions represented. The steers were delivered in November and harvested at the Tyson plant in Dakota City the last week of April.
  • Junior Nationals: When and where
    Numerous cattle breeds will be hosting their Junior National events this summer. Here is a roundup of several of the breeds.
  • The Red Angus Association of America Junior Activities Committee is pleased to name each of the following five Junior Red Angus members as recipients of a $1,000 college scholarship.
  • The tour will include stops at Elston Feedlot, Scott Feedlot and Bear Creek Ranch.
  • Justin Moore to headline Prime Time Gala
    Tickets for the concert go on sale to the public this Friday, May 4, 2018 at 10:00AM at the KELOLAND Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com, and all Ticketmaster locations. Ticket prices range from $29.50 to $69.50 for the concert only.
  • Iowa’s Best Burger is at Café Beaudelaire in Ames
    The restaurant is located in the heart of Iowa State University’s campus-town and serves food with a Latin flavor to Ames’ temporary student population and permanent residents.
  • Red Angus Association releases two new EPDs

    Dry Matter Intake and Average Daily Gain are the newest EPDs offered


  • Iowa cattle producers concerned about labor shortages
    Labor issues in agriculture, both on the farm and in related business, such as processing plants, has become an urgent issue, according to Iowa Cattlemen’s Association members.Labor issues in agriculture, both on the farm and in related business, such as processing plants, has become an urgent issue, according to Iowa Cattlemen’s Association members.Reports from packers in the midwest indicate that labor shortages have had a direct impact on the amount of cattle slaughtered over the past couple of years.Reports from packers in the midwest indicate that labor shortages have had a direct impact on the amount of cattle slaughtered over the past couple of years.Labor issues in agriculture, both on the farm and in related business, such as processing plants, has become an urgent issue, according to Iowa Cattlemen’s Association members.Labor issues in agriculture, both on the farm and in related business, such as processing plants, has become an urgent issue, according to Iowa Cattlemen’s Association members.Labor issues in agriculture, both on the farm and in related business, such as processing plants, has become an urgent issue, according to Iowa Cattlemen’s Association members.
    Labor issues in agriculture, both on the farm and in related business, such as processing plants, has become an urgent issue, according to Iowa Cattlemen’s Association members.
  • Finalists named for 2018 South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award
    Sand County Foundation, the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association and the South Dakota Grassland Coalition are proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Leopold Conservation Award®.
  •  Connealy to be honored with UNL animal science award
    The inaugural awards will recognize the outstanding accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate alumni, and the contributions individuals have made to the department through their commitment to the industry.
  • Hay exports hitting new highs
    Hay exports surpassed $1 billion in 2012 and continue to climb.  Hay export values increased 5% last year reaching $1.3 billion.  Even though most of the growth was in alfalfa hay, other hay values jumped in 2017 also.
  • Beef exports were up 9 percent on a tonnage basis and 21 percent in value year-over-year during January 2018 according to a recent report by USMEF and data from USDA.
  • As part of his proposal, Trump suggested using pre-packaged Harvest Boxes to be delivered to those in need. The food pantries in the region disagree with this approach.
  • In pleading guilty, Rabobank admitted to conspiring with several former executives to defraud the United States by unlawfully impeding the OCC’s ability to regulate the bank, and to obstruct an examination by the OCC of its operations throughout California, including its Calexico and Tecate bank branches. 
  • Changes in S.D. 4-H

    Weigh-back process eliminated for SD State Fair, YQCA requirements set for 2019
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